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THE LIBRARIAN OF BASRA: A True Story from Iraq - WINTER, Jeanette
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2005, ISBN: 9780152054458

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New York: Harcourt Children's Books, 2005 CONDITION: NEW 2005 Harcourt hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), fourth printing. Color illustrations by the Author. Tiny edge wear to top DJ spine edge. Short remainder mark top edges at spine. CONTENT: Say or think what you will about the war in Iraq, the books & archaeological treasures were well worth saving. When war seemed imminent, Alia Muhammad Baker, chief librarian of Basra's Central Library, was determined to protect the library's holdings. In spite of the government's refusal to help, she moved the books into a nearby restaurant only nine days before the library burned to the ground. When the fighting moved on, this courageous woman transferred the 30,000 volumes to her and her friends' homes to await peace and the rebuilding of a new library. In telling this story, first reported in the New York Timeson July 27, 2003, by Shaila K. Dewan, Winter artfully achieves a fine balance between honestly describing the casualties of war and not making the story too frightening for young children. The text is spare and matter-of-fact. It is in the illustrations, executed in acrylic and ink in her signature style, that Winter suggests the impending horror. The artist uses color to evoke mood, moving from a yellow sky to orange, to deep maroon during the bombing, and then blues and pinks with doves flying aloft as the librarian hopes for a brighter future. Palm trees, architecture, dress, and Arabic writing on the flag convey a sense of place and culture. Although the invading country is never mentioned, this is an important story that puts a human face on the victims of war and demonstrates that a love of books and learning is a value that unites people everywhere. 1 copy, Harcourt Children's Books, 2005

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In the Koran, the first thing God said to Muhammad was 'Read.'"*--Alia Muhammad BakerAlia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever. In a war-stricken country where civilians--especially women--have little power, this true story about a librarian's struggle to save her community's priceless collection of books reminds us all how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge know no boundaries. Includes an author's note. *From the New York Times, July 27, 2003 (20050901) biographies,children's books,explore the world,geography and cultures,history,middle east,military and wars,3 - 5 years,6 - 8 years Biographies, HMH Books for Young Readers

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"In the Koran, the first thing God said to Muhammad was 'Read.'"* --Alia Muhammad Baker Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever. In a war-stricken country where civilians--especially women--have little power, this true story about a librarian's struggle to save her community's priceless collection of books reminds us all how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge know no boundaries. "" "Includes an author's note. " *From the "New York Times, " July 27, 2003 The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq Winter, Jeanette, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

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Hardback, [PU: Harcourt Children's Books], Presents the true story of how Alia Baker, the librarian of the Basra library, and her friends managed to save the books of the library before the library was burned to the ground during the 2003 Iraq War., People & Places

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The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq
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Winter, Jeanette

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The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq

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0152054456

In war-stricken Iraq where civilians--especially women--have little power, a librarian in Basra struggles to save her community's priceless collection of books.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780152054458
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0152054456
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2005
Publisher: HARCOURT BRACE & CO
32 Pages
Weight: 0,372 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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0-15-205445-6, 978-0-15-205445-8

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